Sometimes it is the simplest of things that are real work horses in the kitchen or the bar. Take for instant the simple syrup recipe.
Sugar + Water = Simple Syrup.
Now I have come to realize that many people know what simple syrup is but they have no idea how to make it and when you tell them they are astonished it really is that simple.
There was a time I would have looked down my nose at someone who did not know how to make Simple Syrup. It was an arrogance that I think you must grow out of as you grow older. Now when someone asks the question how do I make that?? I am thrilled to share with them, it means they are about to take a step into the kitchen the most wondrous of places in the home. Far better than the bathroom no toilets to clean, a whole staircase above the laundry room no cloths to wash.
The simple syrup recipe
Let us venture into the kitchen and make us some simple syrup. Uses include Cocktails of all kinds, Fusions of flavors such as vanilla bean or mint to use in coffee or tea, sweet soak for a cake, lemon or limeade. Today we are dealing with just plain simple syrup but one day we will talk about flavoring and using in some recipes.
The recipe is very simple equal portions of sugar and water. I like to fill an old Jack Daniels bottle and keep it in the refrigerator. To fill the bottle you will need 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar.
Combine water and sugar in a pot heat over burner stirring so the sugar dissolves. Bring to a slow rolling boil and remove from heat and let cool
Once cool transfer to the bottle and refrigerate.
You have now made simple syrup!!